UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System news UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health System news UC Davis to provide primary care services at One Community Health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12567/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12567 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 19, 2018) - UC Davis Family and Community Medicine physicians will soon expand the availability of primary health care services at the One Community Health clinic in midtown Sacramento. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12567 Karen Finney 2018-01-19T00:00:00Z Lecture to focus on the importance of mindfulness in medicine, Feb. 6 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12592/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12592 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 18, 2018) - Ron Epstein, a primary and palliative care physician and director of the Center for Communication and Disparities Research at the University of Rochester, will speak in Sacramento on "Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity." His address is Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Auditorium, 4501 X Street in Sacramento. A reception is at 5 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12592 Karen Finney 2018-01-18T00:00:00Z Register for March 3 Donut Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12570/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12570 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 18, 2018) - The tenth annual Donut Dash will take place Saturday, March 3, at 8:30 a.m. at William Land Park in Sacramento. Proceeds will benefit the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12570 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-01-18T00:00:00Z School strategies for children with ADHD and ASD the topic for Jan. 24 series http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12556/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12556 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 15, 2018) - On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the UC Davis MIND Institute and its Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will host “School strategies for children with ADHD and ASD” as part of the MINDS Behind the Mind lecture series from 5:30-7 p.m. at the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. A Q&A with panelists will follow the presentation.  Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12556 Shawn Kramer 2018-01-15T00:00:00Z School of Nursing professor awarded for distinguished service to UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12578/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12578 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 12, 2018) - Deborah Ward, a clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, received the 2017 James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award, the UC Davis Academic Federation’s highest honor. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12578 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-01-12T00:00:00Z Young Adult Bereavement Art Group begins Feb. 20 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12575/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12575 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 10, 2018) - The UC Davis Hospice Program and UC Davis Children's Hospital Bereavement Program will offer an eight-week Young Adult Bereavement Art Group for individuals 17 to 24 who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12575 Caitlin Scordalakis 2018-01-10T00:00:00Z Chief nursing officer is new president of California Association of Healthcare Leaders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12574/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12574 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 9, 2018) - Toby Marsh, chief nursing and patient care services officer at UC Davis Medical Center, added another hat to his leadership portfolio. This month, he began a year-long term as president of the California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL). Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12574 Charles Casey 2018-01-09T00:00:00Z Minds Behind the MIND Spanish series continues Jan. 18 with Vanessa Avila-Pons http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12555/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12555 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 9, 2018) - On Thursday, Jan. 18, the UC Davis MIND Institute and its Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will host the second of three Minds Behind the MIND lectures in Spanish. The presentation is from 5:30-7 p.m. at the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. A Q&A with the panelist will follow the presentation. Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12555 Shawn Kramer 2018-01-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis physician assistant professor named national distinguished fellow http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12560/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12560 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 9, 2018) - Felix Emond, an assistant clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis, was named a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). He earned this national recognition due to his outstanding contributions to patient care and the profession during his 30-plus years as a physician assistant. He also demonstrated significant dedication and involvement in the communities in which he has served. Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12560 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-01-09T00:00:00Z Good Samaritan kidney donor featured in National Geographic http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12559/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12559 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 5, 2018) - UC Davis Health patient Missy Ewing, who donated a kidney to a stranger, is featured in the January issue of National Geographic magazine in an article on the science of good and evil. Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12559 Karen Finney 2018-01-05T00:00:00Z UC Davis researcher urges caution on engineered stem cells http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12557/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12557 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 3, 2018) - In a commentary published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, UC Davis researcher William Murphy expressed cautious optimism about efforts to genetically engineer hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to temporarily resist cell death during transplantation. While these gene therapy approaches could dramatically improve patient outcomes, Murphy argues that their risks must be carefully studied in diverse animal models.  Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12557 Dorsey Griffith 2018-01-03T00:00:00Z Children's Hospital publishes 2016-2017 Annual Report http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12558/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12558 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 3, 2018) - UC Davis Children's Hospital has published its first-ever Annual Report this week. Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12558 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-01-03T00:00:00Z Edwin Cook, Jr. will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Jan. 10 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12554/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12554 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 2, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Edwin Cook on Wednesday, Jan. 10 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. He will present “Translating the complex genetics of autism” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. This event is open to the public, and no reservations are required. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12554 Shawn Kramer 2018-01-02T00:00:00Z Ophthalmologists increasingly dissatisfied with electronic health records http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12553/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12553 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 28, 2017) - Ophthalmologists’ use of electronic health records (EHR) systems for storing and accessing patients’ medical histories more than doubled between 2006 and 2016, while their perceptions of financial and clinical productivity following EHR implementation declined, a study published today in JAMA Ophthalmology shows.  Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12553 Karen Finney 2017-12-28T00:00:00Z Parents of hospitalized kids shop for free toys at this year's Holiday Workshop http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12552/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12552 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 21, 2017) - Parents of hospitalized kids got a chance to shop today as the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children's Hospital held its annual Holiday Workshop. Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12552 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-12-21T00:00:00Z New grant funds study of immune cell activity in stem cell transplantation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12545/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12545 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 21, 2017) - A team of UC Davis investigators has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to examine a common virus and its effects on immune system function after stem cell transplantation. Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12545 Dorsey Griffith 2017-12-21T00:00:00Z String quartet delights Medical Center staff, visitors and patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12543/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12543 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 20, 2017) - A string quartet, featuring UC Davis faculty and friends, delighted staff, visitors and patients in the hospital lobby yesterday by playing Christmas carols, Hannukah songs and other holiday favorites. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12543 Carole Gan 2017-12-20T00:00:00Z Pulmonary Function and Exercise Testing Lab helps pediatric congenital heart patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12382/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12382 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 20, 2017) - Five-year-old Zoey Kenison slips her feet onto the bike pedals and begins cycling, hands gripping the handle bars. But this is no ordinary bike. It’s a pediatric cycle ergometer, a fixed stationary bike that measures her heart rate, blood pressure, electrocardiogram and breath-by-breath respiratory indices, including volumes and the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12382 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-12-20T00:00:00Z Enhanced natural killer cells attack solid tumors http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12524/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12524 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 19, 2017) - Human and veterinary researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that enhanced natural killer (NK) immune cells, combined with radiation therapy, can be effective against spontaneous osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in dogs. The research showed these NK cells homed in on cancer and reduced metastasis in the treated dogs, offering a potential immunotherapy against solid tumors. The study was published today in the Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer.  Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12524 Dorsey Griffith 2017-12-19T00:00:00Z Qualitative health research symposium: Using qualitative methods to advance health research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12526/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12526 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 18, 2017) - Health care professionals, faculty, researchers and staff from UC Davis and community organizations are invited to discuss qualitative research methods at the fourth Qualitative Health Research Symposium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12526 Rebecca Badeaux 2017-12-18T00:00:00Z Haddad accepted into American Society of Pediatric Nephrology's Leadership Development Program http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12532/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12532 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 18, 2017) - Maha Haddad, associate professor of pediatrics, was accepted as a member of the fourth cohort of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology's Leadership Development Program (ASPN LDP).  Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12532 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-12-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing professor honored by National Hispanic Health Foundation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12523/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12523 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 15, 2017) - Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, a professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was honored for her commitment to serving the health needs of the growing Hispanic communities in the U.S. The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) recognized de Leon Siantz and five other health care professionals as outstanding role models who have transformed their government agencies, health professions schools, research, community agencies and media to advance health care to underserved communities. De Leon Siantz is the only nurse recognized this year. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12523 Rebecca Badeaux 2017-12-15T00:00:00Z Integrity in medicine: Former New England Journal of Medicine editor to speak in Sacramento http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12529/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12529 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 15, 2017) - Jerome Kassirer, an influential physician and advocate for separating commerce and medicine, will speak in Sacramento on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m. as the UC Davis Health Snively Visiting Professor in Family and Community Medicine. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12529 Karen Finney 2017-12-15T00:00:00Z Simulation model finds Cure Violence program and targeted policing more effective in curbing urban violence http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12527/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12527 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 14, 2017) - When communities and police work together to deter urban violence, they can achieve better outcomes with fewer resources than when each works in isolation, a simulation model created by researchers at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the University at Albany has found. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12527 Carole Gan 2017-12-14T00:00:00Z Impact of medical marijuana laws on teen substance use differs by grade http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12528/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12528 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 14, 2017) - A study assessing the impact of medical marijuana laws (MML) on adolescent substance use  has found decreased use of all substances among 8th graders, no change among 10th graders and increased non-medical use of prescription opioids and cigarette use among 12th graders, following MML enactment. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12528 Carole Gan 2017-12-14T00:00:00Z More new moms need recommended postpartum care http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12525/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12525 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 14, 2017) - About half of new moms in California, including those with diabetes, do not receive critical follow-up care within three months after giving birth, a new study published in the December issue of the journal Contraception shows. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12525 Karen Finney 2017-12-14T00:00:00Z World renowned neonatologist leads UC Davis Department of Pediatrics http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12519/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12519 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 12, 2017) - Satyan Lakshminrusimha, a world renowned neonatologist, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the UC Davis School of Medicine. The department provides state-of-the-art clinical care and conducts research into disease conditions affecting infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Lakshminrusimha also serves as medical director of UC Davis Children's Hospital, the only nationally ranked pediatric hospital in inland Northern California. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12519 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-12-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school hosts pinning ceremony for inaugural master's-entry nursing students http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12518/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12518 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 11, 2017) - Leaders and faculty from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis hosted a pinning ceremony for students in the inaugural class of the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing program. The traditional event is a symbolic welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the nursing profession. Members of the inaugural class formally complete their graduate school studies Dec. 15 and are then prepared take the national licensing examination for registered nurses. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12518 Rebecca Badeaux 2017-12-11T00:00:00Z Children's Hospital's online newsletter published today http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12511/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12511 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 7, 2017) - The Pediatric Press, UC Davis Children's Hospital's online newsletter, has published its winter issue today. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12511 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-12-07T00:00:00Z 2017 Lazer Radiothon totals exceed previous year http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12514/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12514 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 7, 2017) - Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis and Lazer Broadcasting Corporation raised close to $200,000 for UC Davis Children’s Hospital during the annual Lazer Radiothon held in October. The $198,746 total reflects a 32 percent increase over 2016. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12514 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-12-07T00:00:00Z Once upon a time at the MIND http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12510/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12510 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 5, 2017) - More than 1,250 children and their families gathered at the MIND Institute on Saturday for the 15th annual thank-you party, a celebration of their participation in studies or programs that advance research in neurodevelopmental disorders. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12510 Shawn Kramer 2017-12-05T00:00:00Z UC Davis physician honored as one of the nation's top cardiologists http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12489/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12489 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 5, 2017) - UC Davis physician and nationally recognized heart disease expert Ezra A. Amsterdam has made Forbes' list of top cardiologists in the U.S. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12489 Karen Finney 2017-12-05T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers collaborate on census of microbial life on the International Space Station http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12460/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12460 Davis, Calif. (December 5, 2017) - Microbiologists at the University of California, Davis who analyzed swabs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) and compared them with samples from homes on earth as well as the Human Microbiome Project found that the microbial community in this unique habitat was very diverse and more closely resembled that of homes than of humans. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12460 Doreen Purvis 2017-12-05T00:00:00Z Microscope that uses ultraviolet instead of visible light emerging as powerful diagnostic tool http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12507/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12507 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 4, 2017) - A microscope using ultraviolet light to illuminate samples enables pathologists to assess high-resolution images of biopsies and other fresh tissue samples for disease within minutes, without requiring the time-consuming preparation of conventional slides or destroying the tissue. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12507 Carole Gan 2017-12-04T00:00:00Z Joey Travolta will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Dec. 13 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12509/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12509 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 4, 2017) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Joey Travolta on Wednesday, Dec. 13 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. Travolta, owner of Inclusion Films, will present “Lights, Camera, Independence” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. This event is open to the public, and no reservations are required. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12509 Doreen Purvis 2017-12-04T00:00:00Z Pathology professor receives UC Davis Distinguished Emeritus Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12490/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12490 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 29, 2017) - Robert Cardiff, renowned pathologist who specializes in the diagnosis of breast and mammary cancer in both human and animal models, has been selected to receive the UC Davis Emeriti Association's 2018 UC Davis Distinguished Emeritus Award. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12490 Carole Gan 2017-11-29T00:00:00Z Statewide survey finds physicians, pharmacists comply with prescription drug monitoring registration. Next step: increase use http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12478/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12478 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 29, 2017) - A state law that funded upgrades to California’s prescription drug monitoring program and mandated physicians, pharmacists and controlled substance prescribers to register by July 2016 significantly increased registration rates, a new survey of 1,904 California physicians and pharmacists conducted by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Program has found. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12478 Carole Gan 2017-11-29T00:00:00Z Votes for UC Davis Children's Hospital could result in $50,000 to help local kids http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12488/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12488 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 29, 2017) - UC Davis Health employees and the general public are invited to cast their votes to support UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12488 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-11-29T00:00:00Z Denying patient requests lowers physician ratings http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12483/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12483 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 27, 2017) - Patients who ask for specialist referrals, laboratory tests or certain medications and don’t get them tend to be less satisfied with their doctors than those whose requests are fulfilled, new research from UC Davis Health shows. Based on the results, the study authors recommend communications training for physicians that fosters positive experiences for patients without agreeing to all requests for particular diagnostics or treatments. Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12483 Karen Finney 2017-11-27T00:00:00Z New county mental health urgent care clinic provides alternative to emergency department http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12484/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12484 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 27, 2017) - Sacramento County is opening a Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic Nov. 29 for adults and children with less acute psychiatric crises or for those requiring an urgent psychiatric evaluation. Located on the county’s Mental Health Treatment Center campus on Stockton Blvd., the walk-in clinic provides an important alternative to UC Davis Medical Center's busy emergency department. Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12484 Carole Gan 2017-11-27T00:00:00Z Study shows long-term benefits of steroid hormone medications in Duchenne muscular dystrophy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12482/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12482 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 27, 2017) - A large, multi-center, international study to assess the long-term benefits of glucocorticoid treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) concludes that it does preserve muscle strength and function as well as reduce the risk of death for patients. Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12482 Charles Casey 2017-11-27T00:00:00Z Three UC Davis Health faculty named AAAS fellows http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12474/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12474 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 21, 2017) - Three UC Davis Health faulty members have been elected to the newest class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. They are among 15 UC Davis faculty to receive the honor, announced today. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12474 Carole Gan 2017-11-21T00:00:00Z UC study finds performance on med school interviews linked to demographics http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12477/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12477 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 21, 2017) - The medical school interview – a key determinant in the admissions process and, ultimately, in the physician workforce – appears to skew for or against applicants depending on their age, gender and self-identified disadvantaged socioeconomic status. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12477 Charles Casey 2017-11-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health collaborating with Marshall Medical Center on electronic health records project http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12473/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12473 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 21, 2017) - A shared project between UC Davis Health and Marshall Medical Center has enabled the Placerville-based community hospital to transition to a new, state-of-the-art electronic health record (EHR) system. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12473 Charles Casey 2017-11-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health and Sacramento County Reach Settlement Agreement over Payment for Health Care Services to County Indigent and Jail Inmates http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12471/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12471 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 20, 2017) - UC Davis Health and the County of Sacramento have mutually agreed to a resolution of the University’s pending lawsuit against the County.  Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12471 Charles Casey 2017-11-20T00:00:00Z Maternal immune response affects genes in microglia, neural development http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12465/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12465 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 20, 2017) - UC Davis MIND Institute esearchers have shown in a mouse model that an elevated maternal immune response changes the epigenetic landscape in offspring’s microglia, immune cells found in the brain and spinal cord. These changes affect genes associated with immune signaling and neural development, some of which have been implicated in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study was published online in the journal Glia. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12465 Dorsey Griffith 2017-11-20T00:00:00Z NIH's Clinical and Translational Science Award program director visits UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12462/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12462 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 20, 2017) - Christopher P. Austin, a neurologist and geneticist who directs the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at NIH, spent Wednesday, Nov. 8 touring UC Davis research labs. He gained insights from CTSC program leaders, physicians and scientists on how to improve the movement of observations from the laboratory and clinic into the community with interventions that reach and benefit patients. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12462 Carole Gan 2017-11-20T00:00:00Z In cancer, talking about bad news can be good http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12466/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12466 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 17, 2017) - Giving bad news is never easy, especially when it’s life or death. But when an oncologist delivers a poor prognosis to a cancer patient, does it harm their relationship?  Some research studies have suggested it can. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12466 Dorsey Griffith 2017-11-17T00:00:00Z Drive-through donations! http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12458/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12458 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 17, 2017) - To make the donation of toys and other gifts easier for generous businesses, non-profit organizations and donors, UC Davis is offering donors the opportunity to drive up and drop off donations for the holidays. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12458 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-11-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center spending $215 million on seismic safety upgrades http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12461/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12461 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 16, 2017) - Getting ready for “the big one” – a major earthquake – is a constant focus at UC Davis Medical Center.  Seismic safety planning and construction on the university’s 140-acre Sacramento campus must meet rigorous standards and deadlines. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12461 Charles Casey 2017-11-16T00:00:00Z $2 million grant brings telemedicine to children with disabilities http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12433/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12433 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 15, 2017) - The UC Davis Department of Pediatrics has received a $2 million, five-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to fund a new telemedicine program for children in remote communities. The School-Based Tele-Physiatry Assistance for Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Services (STARS) program will provide critical physiatry care for kids with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. The team believes the program will close gaps in care, improve quality of life for affected children and save money. [En Español] Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12433 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-11-15T00:00:00Z Med student honored with prestigious scholarship http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12444/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12444 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 13, 2017) - Nancy Rodriguez, a third-year medical student at UC Davis School of Medicine, has been awarded one of this year’s Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12444 Charles Casey 2017-11-13T00:00:00Z Preventing pertussis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12442/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12442 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 9, 2017) - Pertussis, widely known as “whooping cough,” is a contagious bacterial infection of the respiratory system. It’s called “whooping cough” because children infected with it gasp for air between the fierce bouts of coughing that it causes. Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12442 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-11-09T00:00:00Z CMN hosts Gratitude Golf Tournament 'fore' the kids http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12430/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12430 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 8, 2017) - More than 70 golfers participated in Monday’s Gratitude Golf Tournament, hosted by Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis. Located at the Yocha Dehe Golf Club, the event featured a day of golf, gratitude and fellowship in support of children’s health and UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The event was made possible by a $5,000 golf grant from Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12430 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-11-08T00:00:00Z Unlocking the genetics of cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12427/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12427 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 7, 2017) - For many, breast cancer is more than just a disease – it’s personal. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. But through new discoveries at the genetic level, the personal nature of cancer will eventually be what helps to beat it. Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12427 Dorsey Griffith 2017-11-07T00:00:00Z Jerant selected to lead Department of Family and Community Medicine http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12420/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12420 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 6, 2017) - Anthony Jerant, a physician-leader known for his commitment to patient- and family-centered care, has become chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UC Davis. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12420 Karen Finney 2017-11-06T00:00:00Z Startup Cognivive plans games as digital therapies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12426/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12426 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 6, 2017) -  A startup company founded by a University of California, Davis, neuroscientist is developing video games that act as “digital medicine” to treat children with cognitive impairments, as well as people with cognitive limitations resulting from brain injury or aging. The company, Cognivive, is built on research by co-founder Tony Simon, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at UC Davis, and others showing that playing action video games can enhance players’ spatiotemporal cognitive abilities. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12426 Dorsey Griffith 2017-11-06T00:00:00Z Minds Behind the Mind Spanish Series: The Importance of Family Context on November 16 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12423/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12423 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 6, 2017) - The 2017-2018 Spanish Minds Behind the MIND lecture series kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street in Sacramento. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12423 Dorsey Griffith 2017-11-06T00:00:00Z